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Ready to Interrogate? Don’t Bet On It!

By Dave Thompson, CFI You flop the straight flush and the player before you raises into you. You hide your reaction attempting to contain your excitement about your pending payday as it is almost as sure a bet as the sun rising in the morning. As the play continues and your anticipated winnings lay scattered … Read more

Are You Ready?

By Dave Zulawski, CFI, CFE The New Year is a time for resolutions; where we try do something a bit better than last year. Making a small change which enables us to be prouder of who we are. So I would ask you to think about how you handle and resolve investigations. Last year we … Read more

4th Quarter Playbook

By Wayne Hoover, CFI While a football game can take only 60 minutes of actual playing time, the preparation for such a game takes 12 months of hard work. There are a lot of similarities between a game and life. Just like in the game, we are committed to winning. Not just you, but your … Read more

So Many Cases, So Little Time

By Tom McGreal, CFI Investigators often carry heavy caseloads and have minimal time to conduct extensive interviews. Pressures to complete their assignments come from a variety of directions including supervisors, the media, the public and often the victim or their family. Internal pressures, often a desire to be successful, may also be a factor. Due … Read more

2017 CLEAR Conference

The Coalition of Law Enforcement and Retail was formed in November 2008 by a group of Law Enforcement and Retail Loss Prevention professionals that saw the need for the formation of a partnership. The following are the goals and objectives to this partnership: To encourage mutual cooperation between all law enforcement agencies and retail corporations throughout the … Read more

He Said. She Said. Now What?

By Dave Thompson, CFI The daunting task of investigating a harassment claim is one that is faced by many human resources and employee relations professionals on a daily basis.  The difficulties with these types of investigations are countless and include the lack of evidence, reliance on hearsay and emotional impact on all of those involved.  … Read more